Ropework

Our Ropework Collection is all hand knotted and woven using traditional ropeworking techniques, many of which would have been familiar to the fishermen on the Island down through the ages. Natural fibres such as jute and cotton are used in these pieces, with cotton or leather thonging used for the smaller designs.

The area of the working harbour on the Island is full of coils and mounds of rope, nets, buoys and lobster pots. This environment provides a wealth of inspiration for ropework and some of the designs are based on nautical knots, such as the turks head earrings and coasters and yet other pieces in the collection look to the celtic heritage of the island for their inspiration, such as the wall art crosses.

The range includes wall art crosses large and small of varying designs, coasters, teapot mats, earrings, fridge magnets and keyrings.

Wall Art Crosses

These crosses make lovely gifts – for a baptism or ordination perhaps, or to say you are praying for someone. They look lovely wall hung as a focus for a personal prayer space, or simply a lovely calming souvenir of a visit to Holy Island.

Wall Art – Large Cross -Natural colours

inspiration:celtic

Woven in jute and cotton and approximately 10″ / 25cm tall

This large cross can be made in different combinations of numbers of strands of jute and cotton cord to give different effect. It can also be woven in jute alone.

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Made to Order £20 Order Code C3

Wall Art – Large Cross -Natural and Contrast Colours

inspiration:celtic

Woven in jute and cotton and approximately 10″ / 25cm tall

This large cross can be made in different combination of jute and a coloured cotton cord to give different effect.

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the available rope colours

Made to Order £20 Order Code C22

Wall Art – Small Cross

inspiration:celtic

Woven in jute and cotton and approximately 7″/ 18cm tall

This small cross can be made in different combinations of numbers of strands of jute and cotton cord to give different effect. It can also be woven in jute alone.

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Made to Order £15 Order Code C4

Wall Art – Large Cuthbert Cross

inspiration:celtic

Woven in jute and cotton and approximately 8 ” / 20 cm square

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Made to Order £20 Order Code C 22

Wall Art – Small Cuthbert Cross

inspiration:celtic

Woven in jute and cotton and approximately 6 ” / 15 cm square

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Made to Order £15 Order Code: C 18

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Small Holding Cross

inspiration:celtic

Woven in jute and cotton and approximately 5 ” /12 cm tall

A woven cross that is softer in feel and designed to be held in the hand as a comfort or and aid to prayer or meditation. A word or phrase repeated to yourself while tracing the unending line of the cords with a finger can be very calming.

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Made to Order £12 Order Code: C 19

Fridge Magnet – Cross

inpiration:celtic

woven in natural cotton cord or cord and leather thonging approximately 3″ / 7.5cm tall

A miniature version of the Wall Art Cross. This one comes with a very strong magnet safely glued to the back. It makes a great display piece on suitable metal surfaces.

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Available with different contrast colours please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the range of cords for fridge magnets or ask for more details

Made to order £6 Order Code : C10

Fridge Magnet – Cuthbert

inpiration:celtic

woven in natural cotton cord or cord and leather thonging approximately 3″/7.5cm tall

A miniature version of the Wall Art Cuthbert Cross. This one comes with a very strong magnet safely glued to the back. It makes a great display piece on suitable metal surfaces.

Each cross is individually handmade so may not not look exactly like this photograph

Made to order £6 each Order Code C23

Coasters and Teapot Mats

Knotted in natural jute rope these hard wearing coasters and mats will protect surfaces from the heat of mugs, teapots and cafetieres. Available in different designs both individually and in sets. A beautiful yet practical gift for just about anyone, or a lovely way to remember your holiday with each cup of tea.

Coaster – Carrick Bend

inspiration: texture     inspirations: celtic

Woven in natural jute and approximately 4” / 10cm diameter

Based on a traditional Carrick Bend which was often used as mats to protect woodwork on ships.

Each coaster is individually handmade so may not  look exactly like this photograph

Made to order £5 Order Code: C6

Coaster – Turks Head

inspiration: texture     inspirations: celtic

Woven in natural jute and approximately 4” / 10cm diameter

Based on a flattened traditional Turk’s Head knot. This version makes a great gift for anyone involved in the Scouting and Guiding Movements, as in its round form it will be very familiar to them as a traditional woggle to hold their neckerchief!

Each coaster is individually handmade so may not  look exactly like this photograph

Made to order £5 Order Code: C20

Mat – Carrick

inspiration: texture     inspirations: celtic

Woven in natural jute and approximately 5” / 13 cm diameter

A larger version of the Carrick Coaster for your teapot or cafetiere…… or for very big mugs!

Each Mat is individually handmade so may not  look exactly like this photograph

Made to order £ 7 Order Code: C41

Mat – Turks Head

inspiration: texture     inspirations: celtic

Woven in natural jute and approximately 5” / 13 cm diameter

A larger version of the Turk’s Head Coaster for your teapot or cafetiere…… or for very big mugs!

Each Mat is individually handmade so may not  look exactly like this photograph

Made to order £ 7 Order Code: C21

Set of Four Coasters and a Mat

A set of 4 x 4″ coasters and a matching 5″ teapot or cafetiere mat. These sets can be ordered in either the Carrick or Turk’s Head designs. The photograph shows a Turk’s Head set.

Made to order £25 a set

Order Code: C42 for Carrick Design Order Code: C43 for Turk’s Head Design

Earrings

The inspiration for our range of knotwork earrings comes from all the celtic symbols seen around the Island and also in the famous Lindisfarne Gospels.

All our earrings are knotted from either thin leather thonging or waxed cotton cord. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the range of cords available for earrings, or ask us for more details.

The ends of the cords are securely fastened for safety and they come attached to good quality sterling silver hooks (stamped .925 )

As each set of earrings is individually handmade they may not look exactly like the sample in the photograph.

Earrings – Trinity

woven in waxed cotton knotwork approximately 1″/2.5cm tall

Made to Order £15 Order Code C7

Earrings – Turks Head

woven in waxed cotton knotwork approximately 1″/2.5cm diameter

Made to order £15 Order Code C8

Earrings – Cross

woven in waxed cotton knotwork approximately 1 1/2″/ 3cm tall

Made to order £15 Order Code C9

Keyrings

All our Keyrings are knotted from either thin leather thonging or waxed cotton cord, which is then treated to make it a more robust, pocket friendly item.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the range of cords colours available for Cross, Trinity and Turk’s Head Keyrings , or ask us for more details.

The knotted rope key rings are simply tied in a larger diameter jute rope and whipped with fine waxed cotton cord to prevent fraying.

All of our keyrings are mounted on good quality stainless steel split rings for the easy addition of keys.

As each keyring is individually handmade it may not look exactly like the samples in the photograph.

Key Ring – Cross

Size of knotwork 2″ / 5cm tall

Made to Order £7.50 Order Code C25

Key Ring – Trinity

Size of knotwork 1 1/2 “/ 3cm diameter

Made to Order £7.50 Order Code C44

Key Ring – Turk’s Head

Size of knotwork 1 1/2 ” /3cm diameter

Made to Order £7.50 Order Code C45

Keyring – Knotted Rope

Size of knot 2″/5cm tall

Made to Order £4.50 Order Code C28

Colour Ranges

Fridge Magnet and Keyring Cords

Left- top to bottom: Turquoise, Gold, Khaki

Middle – Top to bottom: Deep Blue,Black,Tan

Right – top to bottom : Sky Blue, White

coming soon…… red, maroon, purple, chocolate brown

Earring Cords

Photo and description coming soon!

Rope Colours

From bottom middle moving clockwise:

Royal Blue, Black, White, Red, Purple and Green

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